Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter


The Beaverton Severe Weather shelter was opened in January 2017 to provide a warm, safe space for adults experiencing homelessness to stay during the winter. The shelter is operated by Just Compassion of East Washington County.

Volunteer sets up bed at severe weather shelter.


Location: Beaverton Community Center #100, 12350 SW Fifth St.
Hours: Thursday nights, from Nov. 1, 2018 – Mar. 31, 2019 (5:30 pm – 6:30 am).
Intake: Walk in basis. Doors open at 5:30 pm
Serves: Space for 30 adults (age 18 or older) is available on a first come, first-served basis. Dinner and breakfast is provided.

Volunteer sets up bed at severe weather shelter.

Severe Weather

Additional open hours will occur on any evening when temperatures are at/below freezing and there is sufficient volunteer capacity to support operations. Open hours and changes to the current scheduled will be posted at the Beaverton City Library.

Washington County Shelter Resources

For an updated list of open severe weather shelters in Washington County, contact 211 info or look at the Shelter Activation List available online:

How to Help

Looking for ways to support the shelter? We can’t open without enough volunteers! If you are 18 years of age or older, fill out the PDF form and submit it to Megan Cohen at the City of Beaverton (, or use the online form. Volunteers will receive training and support, and find a welcoming community of other great people!

RSVP: Training for new and returning shelter volunteers: Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 (5-6 pm) at the Beaverton Community Center.
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Volunteers at Beaverton severe weather shelter.

Please note: we are not accepting donations at this time. Please do not drop them off at the Community Center since it is not regularly staffed. Thank you!


Giving shelter” Beaverton Valley Times 4/5/17
New severe weather shelter opens in Beaverton” OregonLive 1/15/17
Beaverton opens severe weather shelter for homeless” Koin 6 1/12/2017